Soldiers of the
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
The following are the surviving union soldiers of the Eastern Band of
Cherokee Indians of North Carolina. The names are correct, but the spelling may
differ from that on the muster roll.
John Going Welch
all of Company D, Third regiment North Carolina mounted infantry; R. B. Smith,
company and regiment unknown.
The following are the surviving widows of union soldiers:
Nancy Brown, widow of Benj. Brown; no children.
Ah-nu-yo-hi Walker, widow of John Walker; 1 child under 16 years of age; married
since death of soldier, but her husband is dead.
Web-it-sail, widow of Thomas Oo-lay-i-way; no children.
Stacy Taylor, widow of George Kanot; had 3 children by Kanot, all under 16 years
of age; remarried since death of soldier.
Nancy Mumblehead, widow; no children; is drawing a pension.
The following are the surviving confederate soldiers, those marked with a *
indicating those who afterward entered the federal service:
Company A, Sixty-ninth North Carolina Regiment-
Iyo-ha-ne (Swimmer Fox),
Swa-tah (Smite Owl),
Coh-goh (Wesley Crow)
Cah-bah (Wild Cat)
*How-ee-neo-ta (James Walkingstick)
*Keen-Ms-Iwo (John Igotpa)
*Oo-ste-na-coo (John Taylor)
Oo-lassta-eh (Joe Lowin)
*Oolstooih (John Brown)
*Otter Now-eyontieh (Tom Otter)
*Mason Reckey (Mason Ratley)
*Soo-quechee (in Cherokee nation west)
San-to-neh (James Keg)
Mickee Skates (whereabouts unknown)
Company B, Sixty-ninth North Carolina Regiment:
N. J. Smith, alias Jarrett Smith
*Echu-le-hah (Steve Johnson)
Kooe-Skooe (Ross Cochran)
Oo-chum-teh (Comeback Wolf)
Tap-lee Casabsta (perhaps Ca-tol-ster)
Wall-has-eh (Toni Skitty)
Notes About the Book:
Source: Indians, Eastern Band of Cherokees of North Carolina, by Thomas
Donaldson, 1892, 11th Census of the United States, Robert P. Porter,
Superintendent, US Printing Office, Washington, D.C.
Online Publication: The manuscript was scanned and
then ocr'd. Minimal editing has been done, and readers can and should expect
some errors in the textual output.